Infectious disease expert calls Biden’s plan to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in the White House realistic
Leading U.S. government infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said the U.S. could soon ramp up the rate of coronavirus vaccination to a million doses a day.
Fauci expressed confidence about the vaccination rate after the White House missed its goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. As of Tuesday morning, more than 4.8 million doses had been administered.
“Every time there are glitches at the beginning of big programs. I think the glitches have been fixed,” Fauci told the Associated Press.
“Once the process starts and gains some momentum, we can get to a million doses a day or more,” he said.
He added that he considers President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in the White House “a very realistic, important and achievable goal.”